Sightseeing in Prague

Trip Start Aug 24, 2011
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Trip End Sep 01, 2011


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Albion Hotel Prague
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Saturday, August 27, 2011



We are off for our city tour under rain and the moment we get our feet on the ground some vendors approach selling plastic Chinese raincoats and umbrellas that seem to hang tough for only until the tour is finished. A number of people are interested to buy not only umbrellas but (colorful) raincoats as well. It was so funny! I on the other hand was fully equipped although my outfit not matching, but I had one or two extra's for some friends.

Years back when in Prague I remember how tired I got after walking for almost 4 hours. I remember I got dizzy and I wanted to leave the group, but to go where. (As I was downloading the photos, I remembered the older entry, and decided to attach it here.  http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/greekcypriot/2/1243002806/tpod.html


The guide that time was so passionate and determined to tell everything in detail that I was fed up with her. The moment I got sick I was not interested. I wanted to cry, but I remained in the group silent, sitting on the ground in the streets wherever she made a stop. There were no benches on sight anywhere, and I was trembling and ready to faint. That tour had been a nightmare to me.

Our guide is a young Cypriot here this time. Luckily, we are informed that the walk will only take an hour and a half, and those who wish to continue and see more can come again tomorrow.

I truly love this exciting, stunning and romantic city. It is ideal for relaxing strolls along its narrow cobblestone lanes in the old city. I love the European architecture and style. It is a favorite destination for Greeks and not only, ideal for a short city break in Europe. Its history dates back to more than a thousand years and yet it is a thriving modern city that you want to visit again and again. The city has remained preserved and undamaged by the 2nd World war. I love its amazing and impressive buildings, the beautiful café bars and restaurants, its people who are welcoming and charming, but I find also a negative. I have to admit that it is an expensive destination, and to buy authentic bohemian crystal you have to put your hand deep in your pockets!!

It is raining and we try to keep dry under buildings while the guide is explaining and giving details of everything we see, and to my surprise we are moving fast!! It is the fastest sightseeing tour I have ever been to. I feel lucky that I have been here before so if we skip something I don’t really mind.  Besides it is a city that I will probably visit again a couple of times in the coming years.

I want to take pictures and I cannot balance the umbrella, and the camera gets wet until I come up with an idea.  I put the handle of the umbrella inside my raincoat which I keep zipped up and I have my hands free to take photos.

The photos in my entry could have been better if not for the rain, but still I have some nice ones.

Links for more info: The Astronomical Clock http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Astronomical_Clock

Charle’s Bridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bridge

Prague Castle: http://wikitravel.org/en/Prague/Castle

The Jewish Town in Prague: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_town_(Prague)

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mmbcross
mmbcross on

We toured Prague in the rain too! Our photos look just like yours. Nevertheless, rain or shine, Prague is stunningly beautiful. You did all that in just an hour and a half? You must have moved very fast indeed!

greekcypriot
greekcypriot on

Oh yes we did....It was funny the way we moved so fast!

rossport
rossport on

again you have added so much beauty and colour well done popi

tony195555@gmail.com on

LOVELY PHOTOS
AM EXCITED TO VISIT PRAGUE AGAIN
AM GOING ON A CRUISE ON OCTOBER 22-30
IN EUROPE AND THAN UK
HOW LONG U WILL STAY IN CYPRUS

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